New Grant from The Royal Society!
The Royal Society just awarded us a one-year Challenge Grant of £96K to study strategies for topical vaccination of bats against viruses. The grant forms new collaborations with Tonie Rocke and Jorge Osorio from USGS-NWHC and the University of Wisconsin, respectively and strengthens existing collaborations with Nestor Falcon and Carlos Shiva from the Cayetano Heredia University Vet School and William Valderrama from RENACE in Peru. We’ll be pairing biomarker experiments in wild bats with statistical and mathematical models to evaluate if and how vaccination could be an effective tool for vampire bat rabies prevention and control. This project represents an important step to ev